About this listing
- Comfortably fits three (up to four): 2 bedroom with a queen bed and 2 sofa beds
- A+ Located in Hip-Happening Hongdae, but on a quiet street
- Just 4 minutes from a station, and easy access to all major attractions in Seoul
This cozy two bedroom apartment is located in the heart of the "Hongdae", the most attractive area in Seoul. It offers the perfect base from which to explore Seoul!
It is an entire apartment with privacy (no share), on the 3rd floor (no elevator, stairs), and about 25sqm on which 3 guests can comfortably sleep. It has two bedrooms, a newly renovated kitchen with everything you need, and a bathroom. The place is not "big": 25 sqm = 269 sqf
— Bedroom 1: Queen-size bed made up of cotton sheets, fluffy pillows, warm blanket, and lamp on the bedside table. Sofa-bed(*changed from the sofa in photos), table, full-length mirror, hangers and vacuum cleaner. Air (website hidden) (Full HD) with 143 channels.
— Bedroom 2 (small): Sofa which folds out into a bed for one, desk with a chair. Light for study and work. Fan.
— Kitchen (not a dining room): Small but all the necessities in the kitchen are there: sink, refridge, stove, microwave, electric wireless kettle, toaster, electric rice cooker, pot, frying pan, cutlery and tableware. Washing machine, iron and ironing board, etc. There is no livingroom.
— Bathroom: Small Korean-style(shower and toilet, no tub). Hair dryer. Free amenities such as shampoo, body cleanser, soap, and toilet papers.
The building itself is old as other buildings in this area, but I've kept the apartment very clean.
— Equipped with an air conditioner and a fan (for Summer)
— Equipped with a boiler and a floor heating (for Winter)
— Entry is controlled via a secure number lock
— High Speed Wi-Fi internet (100M+) is provided
— Clean Sheets, Pillowcases & towels are provided
— Free Service: Water, coffee, tea and cup noodle
— Free Rental: Portable Wifi Router (upon request)
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as you like =)
It is located just 4 minutes away from Hongik University Station (Line 2 and Airport Railroad Express), the center for art and entertainment. It is surrounded by trendy, fun and great restaurants, cafes, bars, music venues, shops and clubs within a few blocks.
Right next to
— "5 best Hongdae cafes" by CNN Go
— "5 best makgeolli bars in Seoul" by CNN Go
A block away from
— "6 best bingsu to beat the heat" by CNN Go
— "Seoul's 7 best French bakeries" by CNN Go
— "5 best cupcake shops in Seoul" by CNN Go
— 4 minutes away of Hongik University Station (Line 2 and Airport Railroad Express) on foot
— 47 minutes from Incheon International Airport by Airport Railroad Express to Hongik Univ. Station (Direct Airport Limousine Bus is also available: From, To)
— 14 minutes from Gimpo Domestic Airport by Airport Railroad Express to Hongik Univ. Station (Flights to Jeju Island / Busan)
— Within 20 minutes distance of all the major tourist attractions in Seoul, including Seoul Railway Station(5 mins), Cityhall(10 mins), Itaewon(20 mins), Insa-dong & Gyeongbok Palace & Bukchon Hanok Village(20 mins), Dongdaemun Market(20 mins)
— Close to Yonsei Univ.: By bus, 1 stop or 2 stops to Shinchon Station (1 min, #7011 / #08). By foot, 17 mins for 1.1km. By taxi, it costs around KRW 2,600 for 1.6km
— Close to Ehwa Univ.: By bus, 3 stops to Ehwa Univ. Station (4 minutes, #7011). By taxi, it costs around KRW 3,500 for 2.2km
— The Han river is 1.5km from the apt
— There are various nearby convenience store & supermarket, where you can buy you food, drinks and anything else: 24 Hours convenient store is just across the street(1 min) and a local market is a block away(3 mins)
— Within walking distance of all the hip and fashionable restaurants, cafes, bars, music venues, shops and clubs
Other Things to Note
FEEL FREE TO MESSAGE ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS! =)
* Check-in: After 1:00 PM
* Check-out: Before 11:00 AM
- Relax and enjoy your stay! Please just treat the apartment and furnishings with respect
- Please take off your shoes inside the house
- Please respect other people living in the building, and don't make loud noise after dark
My friend and I stayed at Ara's apartment for 6 weeks and we have nothing but good things to say about the place and of course, Ara. She made us feel very comfortable and she was really helpful. The apartment itself is just as described in the photos and the location is perfect, it's close to a lot of great restaurants, cafés, stores and clubs but lies in a quiet street so you won't be woken up at night. The only thing that was a bit difficult was the lack of storage space. Since we were there for a while it got really messy with all of our clothes and no closet, but we made it work and it is not a reason to not book this place but just be aware before you do.
We would definitively book this place again and we had an amazing time in Seoul.
Thank you, Ara!
Situated in right location with lots of eateries, shops, nightlife. Good transportation system, accommodation is very nice, exactly what you see in picture. Host is very responsive and helpful.
The apartment is located on a lovely street in Hongdae with a lot of lil cafes and boutiques surrounding it so it was just perfect. Ara was prompt and attentive to any requests and queries about the apartment. Recommended for a group of friends who are on a short trip to Seoul.
Ara was exceptional as she is a concerned, responsible and easily contactable host. She was also very kind to arranged for early check-in. She also sent us helpful information before the stay that made the apartment user friendly. The apartment is located in a vibrant neighbourhood consisting of fashion boutiques, bakeries, restaurants, cafes and bars. It was also cozy and comfortable. The only issue we faced was bringing our luggage up the stairs to the apartment as it was located on the third floor. However, we had a pleasant stay in Ara's apartment and I would definitely recommend it to others :)
Ara's place is very conveniently located in Hongdae. Restaurants, cafes, convenient stores are all within walking distance.. If you watch K Drama Coffee Prince, the cafe is located along the road too!! Ara is flexible with the check-in and check-out timing. You only need to ask her.. Even if you don't, she takes the initiative to ask and arrange according to your needs. Cup noodles, utensils, tea and coffee is always available. Towels, toiletries are sufficient. Rooms and toilet and apartment in general is clean and comfy! Would definitely love to come back again! 3
Just same as the description and the photos shown.
Nice place, great location, clean and comfort environment.
Also, quick response from Ara for any enquiries added an extra bonus.
Would choose to stay here if visit seoul again.
first, about our nice Host - Ara. She is very accommodating when we requested for a place to leave our luggage for 3 days when we had to fly to Jeju before going to her apt. She referred us to a guesthouse and everything was smoothly transacted. Also,her directions and recommendations are spot on. She's very easy to talk to and replies to our queries quickly.
Now, about the apartment. Its just as what she described in the listing. And more! We arrived at the place with some free food in the fridge and that little gesture was really sweet and gave us a really warm welcome. Hongdae is generally a busy neighborhood but the place has its quiet charms during the nights that it won't be hard to find a good night sleep.
All in all, we are very satisfied to have stayed in the place and if we ever came back in Seoul, I'll rent it over and over again.
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About the Host, Ara
Live in Seoul, grew up in Tokyo
Work for a U.S. tech startup, worked in finance and non-profit
I am curious to know something new, see places in the world, and meet you! =)
*Countries I've visited: Austria, Belgium, Bhutan, China (Beijing, Shanghai, Yunnan), Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, India (Delhi/Agra, Varanasi, Leh Ladakh), Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Monaco, Myanmar/Burma, Nepal, Netherlands, Palau, Philippines (Anilao, Bohol, Liloan, Palawan), Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, U.S., Vatican
*Countries I've lived: Korea (Seoul), Japan (Tokyo), Nepal (Kathmandu)